Discover a unique place on the fortified alpine heritage.
On the program: guided tours, treasure hunts for children, souvenir shop.


The Marie Thérèse Castle is one of the five castles (Marie-Christine, Charles- Albert, Charles-Félix, Victor-Emmanuel) of the Esseillon barrier, located in the Haute-Maurienne valley. This fortified complex was built by the Kingdom of Sardinia at the beginning of the 19th century along the way to the Mont Cenis, that was back then one of the main roads in the Alps. Come visit the Marie-Thérèse Castle and discover this region's history.

Période d'ouverture

From 01/09 to 18/09, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 28/12 to 24/04, every Tuesday.

Complément accueil

Acces for disabled persons to the 3 rooms, the shop and the restaurant.
Free parking

Équipements & Services

  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Restaurant
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Fast food


Adult: 4 €
Child: 2 €
Student: 2 €
Job seeker: 2 €
Family pass: 10 €
Disabled: 2 €
Group adults: from 4 €
Group children: 2.50 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Langues parlées

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian

Tourisme adapté

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Site, building partially accessible




By car: From Chambéry, Albertville, Grenoble take the highway A43 Torino / Tunnel du Fréjus exit n°30 Modane. Drive trough Modane and follow the RD 1006 in the direction of Lanslebourg during 5 km.

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Informations pratiques

Redoute Marie-Thérèse
Barrière de l'Esseillon
73500 Avrieux
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